jbuskirk (624) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It’s remarkable when you can find a beer that has a huge richness of flavor but doesn’t have a lot of alcohol. Das Wunderkind hearkens back to the Belgian ales of yore, a time when lively yellow ales like this one were brewed for hydration as well as enjoyment. Smelling of funky, fruity esters, Das Wunderkind alerts the nose of the yeasty properties of this beer. On the tongue, the ale has a sour bite like vinegar and citrus rolled into one. The finish is smooth and satisfying. Known for their delicious oddball concoctions, Jester King clearly has what it takes to work with these strange yeast strains. Though not easy to find these days, Das Wunderkind is definitely worth seeking out.
Sammy (9584) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A little sour but very hoppy complex tasty beer. Great drinkability. One of the best from JK. Thanks Beerenberger.
Concealer (945) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at hops and pie. Hazy straw yellow with a thin white head. Aromas of citrus, tart fruit, wheat, spice and earthy must. Flavor is citrusy lemon, tart fruit, wheat and light yeast. Light bodied, dry.
MrHangover (3238) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ tasting, courtesy of me, thnx to Secret Santa for this one! Pours a hazy golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is slightly peppery, spicy Belgian saison yeast, some tartness in there and a crisp fruity note as well. Flavor is fairly bready, again loads of yeast present, some dried fruits and a peppery aftertaste. Decent take on the saison style, with a nice JK twist to it. Very nice surprise.
kermis (7000) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to MrHangover. Pours cloudy orange golden with a small off white head. Aroma of barnyard, leather, citrus, light floral aspects and off fruit. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter, a little acidic. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
deanso (6627) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy and and shared with Kermis.
Thin white head. very hazy golden blond pour. Citrus sharpness. Pretty good.
revolution2718 (350) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy soft yellow with minimal head. Nose is barnyard, floral hop, bit tart, lemon, pineapple and tropical fruit. Taste is wild yeast character, a bit bready, bit tart, barnyard, bit of lemon/lime zest. Overall crisp and refreshing, a bit dry on the finish. Thin mouthfeel without being watery. Very drinkable. I like it a lot as a wild, it's not really a saison to me, doesn't have those classic saison notes. I'm rating it as a wild. Das ist gut.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Aroma of lime zest, floral, and barnyard. Pours hazy blonde with great film and solid carbonation. Taste is wonderful. Light lemon/lime zest, pepper, barnyard, and a clean yeasty finish. Crisp, tart, and clean. Just a perfect session saison.
Beerman6686 (5344) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a lighter red color with an of white head. Aroma was of light funk, vinegar and caramel. Flavor was similar ,lightly toasted, some funk and mild tartness.
PriorL (2777) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blind sample from Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, no foam.
NOSE: oranges, lytchee, very fruity, quite hoppy.
TASTE: fresh, citrus, dry aftertaste, fruity, some earth.